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MSc Scholarships

Find out more information regarding course scholarships, Cass scholarships, alumni discounts and other external funding opportunities for postgraduate study at Cass.

Cass Scholarships

A number of scholarships are now open for 2018 intake:

  • Stelios Scholarship – applications accepted on a rolling basis, but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by mid-February
  • September 11th Insurance Trust Scholarship; Pettman Scholarship; Fondazione Pietro Barbaro Scholarship; Haberman Fund – deadline 8th May 2018

In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must have accepted, and paid the deposit for, a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a full-time MSc degree at Cass Business School. We do not accept scholarship applications from applicants who do not hold an offer on an MSc degree at Cass Business School.

To apply for the scholarships please click on the respective scholarship application link below.

With the exception of the Stelios Scholarship, decisions will be made by the awarding body during summer 2018, and most results will be announced between June and August. Decisions on the Stelios Scholarship will be made on a rolling basis, with the first shortlisting round taking place in late February. We understand the importance of confirming the results of the scholarships as soon as possible. All scholarship applicants will be informed of the decisions by email as and when they are made. Please note that we are not able to provide updates on the status of individual applications.

Confirmed Scholarships

Stelios Scholarships

Overview

Cass Business School alumnus Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is the Chairman of easyGroup and is most famous for founding easyJet at the age of 28. He graduated with a Cass MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance in 1988. His foundation, the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is committed to dynamic philanthropy: making a positive, exponential difference through funding, inspiring and advising educational, entrepreneurial and environmental initiatives.

Value: At least four scholarships, each worth £10,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: All finance and entrepreneurship related courses.

Geographical requirements: Must be a permanent resident of the EU.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

For further information about the Foundation, please visit www.stelios.com.

Apply for the Stelios Scholarship.

September 11th Insurance Trust Scholarship

Overview

The September 11th Scholarship is provided by The September 11th Insurance Trust which is supported by Lloyds and a number of firms in the London insurance market. The Trust was established on the initiative of Aon and Marsh, in association with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), following the attacks in New York on 11th September 2001. The purpose of the Trust is to hold the proceeds of a charitable events, which are used to fund the education of young people working within the US or UK insurance industry.

There are two scholarships offered in memory of friends and colleagues who lost their lives in the attacks.

Value: Two scholarships each worth £10,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Insurance and Risk Management.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Applicants will be asked to demonstrate financial need.

Other: Applicants will be required to demonstrate why they want to work in the insurance industry and why the financial assistance is important to them.

Apply for the September 11th Insurance Trust Scholarship.

Pettman Scholarship

Overview

The Pettman Scholarship is donated by Professor Barrie Pettman and his wife, Maureen. Professor Pettman was one of the School's very first students, receiving his Master of Administrative Sciences in 1967, which was later converted into an MBA.

Value: £20,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: All courses.

Geographical requirements: Open to permanent residents of New Zealand.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Other: The recipient agrees to repay the good fortune they have received through being awarded The Pettmann Scholarship. They will be expected to provide a similar scholarship for another student at Cass Business School within 25 years of receiving the scholarship, subject to their financial situation.

Apply for the Pettman Scholarship.

Fondazione Pietro Barbaro Scholarship

Overview

The Fondazione Pietro Barbaro aims to promote Mediterranean culture by organising cultural events, site-specific projects and temporary exhibitions in collaboration with higher education institutions, public authorities and private partners.

Value: £10,000.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance.

Geographical requirements: Open to permanent residents of Italy.

Academic requirements: Applicants must be of the highest academic calibre, demonstrated by achievement of a first class degree (or overseas equivalent).

Financial need: N/A.

Further information about Fondazione Pietro Barbaro

Apply for the Fondazione Pietro Barbaro Scholarship.

Haberman Fund

Overview

The Haberman Fund was set up to pay tribute to Professor Steven Haberman, former Dean of Cass Business School, who has been teaching and conducting research in Actuarial Science at Cass Business School for over 30 years.

Value: Two scholarships, each worth £4,000.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Actuarial Science.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Apply for the Haberman Fund Scholarship.

Unconfirmed Scholarships

Santander Scholarships

Overview

City is participating in the Santander Scholarship Scheme, earmarked for postgraduate masters students resident in certain international countries. Scholarships are worth £2,000 each, payable towards tuition fees.

This scholarship is administered by City, University of London. For further information please contact funding@city.ac.uk

More information and to apply for the Santander Scholarships.

The Michael M Xylas MSc Scholarship

Overview

The Michael M Xylas Scholarship was established at Cass Business School by Mrs Matrona Egon (Xylas) in memory of her father, Michael Xylas.

Value: TBC

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Energy, Trade and Finance, MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: N/A.

Cass Real Estate Club Scholarship

Overview

The Cass Real Estate Club Scholarship is awarded with funds raised by the student-led Cass Real Estate Club primarily through the highly successful annual Real Estate Conference.

To be eligible for the scholarship, prospective candidates must prove their need for financial assistance and display outstanding academic credentials. Those with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

Value: TBC

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Real Estate, MSc Real Estate Investment.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Details of how to apply are sent to all eligible offer-holders.

The Marketors’ Scholarship, Funded by the Marketors’ Trust of the Worshipful Company of Marketors

Overview

Cass Business School has partnered with the Marketors' Trust of the Worshipful Company of Marketors to award a scholarship to a student who holds a valid offer of a full-time place on Cass's MSc in Marketing Strategy & Innovation.

The Marketors' Scholarship is for one year and will be awarded to a full-time postgraduate student. The recipient must be able to demonstrate financial need, both in a written application form and in-person interview. It is also essential that the recipient has a desire to pursue a career in marketing and contribute to the marketing profession. The Marketors' Company has an extensive network and this is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate who wishes to have exposure to the field and build relationships with like-minded marketing professionals.

To be eligible for the Marketors' Bursary you must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a valid offer of a full-time place on Cass's MSc in Marketing Strategy & Innovation
  • Be a permanent resident of the UK
  • Be able to demonstrate strong academic merit based on undergraduate studies
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need
  • Be willing to undertake a project or piece of research work deemed to be of interest to the Company.

The Company will submit suggested broad themes of study and the student should submit the dissertation title to the Worshipful Company of Marketors. The process should be in accordance with the requirements of the University’s MSc programme. The Company will offer to provide appropriate mentoring to the student whilst working on the project or research topic to ensure a mutually satisfactory outcome from both a Company expectation and a student learning outcome.

The Worshipful Company of Marketors is a City of London Livery Company. The Marketors promote marketing as a force for economic and public benefit, encouraging excellence in marketing and education and marketing in practice.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Marketing Strategy & Innovation

Geographical Requirements: Permanent citizen of the UK

Academic Requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence

Financial Need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Cass Scholarships – How to Apply

Each scholarship has its own scholarship application form. Please find the link to each scholarship application form in the respective scholarship section above (the links for the unconfirmed scholarships will be added when they are confirmed). The form must be completed in one sitting, so we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the questions in advance. For convenience we have listed these below:

Please outline your reasons (academic and financial) for applying for this Scholarship (250-1500 characters)

What are your career plans for the next five years after completing the Cass Masters degree, and how will a scholarship help you to achieve them? (250-1500 characters)

As a recipient of this scholarship how would you further supplement your living and study expenses in London? (250-1500 characters)

Describe a profound event in your life and how it affected you (250-1500 characters)

As a recipient of this scholarship it is expected that you will give back to society in a similar manner. How do you plan to do this? (250-1500 characters)

There is no final review option before submitting the form, so please take care to check your answers before pressing submit. You will not be permitted to make any changes to your application once the form has been submitted.

Cass Scholarship Deadlines

The deadline for all scholarships is 8th May 2018, with the exception of the Stelios Scholarship which accepts applications on a rolling basis (we recommend applying by mid-February to ensure inclusion in the first Stelios Scholarship selection round in late February).

Course Scholarships

Every year dozens of students on our postgraduate Programme are awarded this scholarship in recognition of their previous outstanding academic achievements and a strong course application.

This award is open to all applicants on full-time courses on the MSc Programme.

There is no need to apply for the course scholarship as it is awarded by the Admissions Panel and the candidates are shortlisted from the overall pool of successful applicants. The majority of course scholarships are awarded at the time the course offer is made, and while funds are still available.

The award amount can be up to 20% of the tuition fees and takes the form of a discount deducted from the second instalment of the tuition fees in January.

City University London alumni discount

Separate to these scholarship schemes all graduates of City University London are entitled to a 10% discount on the fees of a Cass MSc course. Please note that, as we aim to offer bursaries to as many outstanding students as we are able to, City Alumni may only accept either the alumni discount or a course bursary/Cass scholarship/early-bird discount (if available) - the larger amount would normally take precedence. For more information, please visit this page.

Terms and Conditions of Awards

Please be informed that it is Cass Business School Masters Programme policy that only one Cass scholarship/course scholarship award/alumni discount/early-bird discount can be offered to each applicant. Should you be awarded any other scholarship or be fully funded by an outside source (with the exception of a repayable bank loan) you would have to make a choice of which award you would like to accept.

All scholarships and discounts are credited towards the second instalment of tuition fees; students are therefore required to pay the whole of the first instalment (or the remaining fees if the award is larger than half the tuition fees) during registration.

Further details of the terms and conditions of accepting a scholarship/discount will be provided in the award confirmation letter.